Fans were stunned when Honey Boo Boo was eliminated following one of her best dances during Week 4 of “Dancing With the Stars,” but Week 5 of the ABC competition could also see a very surprising team head home at the end of the night.
Juniors’ Choice night will see the teams attempting to once again impress both the judges and the studio audience, but at the end of the competition, another team will have to say goodbye to the competition following an elimination. When different factors are considered, three teams, in particular, seem most at risk of seeing their time on the dance floor come to the end.
Based on judges’ scores, Team Witney, a.k.a. Akash Vukoti and Kamri Peterson could find themselves at risk of being the ones let go from the competition. While other teams have performed well throughout or steadily improved during their performances, the young Spelling Bee aficionado has been stagnant with his scores. All four of his prior dances earned him 21 points, which is an admirable score. However, most of the other teams have since increased their totals and earned higher marks. If he isn’t really improving much as a dancer, the scores will reflect that. In addition, if the viewers start to vote based on the scores, he may not have much success at staying in it any longer.
Shockingly, another team at risk of elimination due to their scores is Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine, who had their worst performance in Week 4, scoring only 22 points. It was a steep drop for the pair, who have been otherwise dominating the competition. If they can’t recover and fans decide not to support them as a result, they too could be hanging up their dancing shoes.
Of course, while his scores in Week 4 were his best and really saw him have a breakthrough moment, Jason Maybaum could also be at risk. Average scores throughout the competition are also important, and the “Raven’s Home” star and Elliana Walmsley have one of the lowest averages of the remaining teams. Unless they can continue scoring well with the judges, they may not have a chance to stay in the competition.
“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.